Juan Pierre is headed to the DL, and fortunately, it’s an MCL sprain that will not require surgery. He’s on crutches today, but we’ll see how he continues to progress. In the meantime, Jason Repko is being recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas to take his place.
I did notice that there was a comment a few days ago about Davey Lopes and the Dodgers failure to include him in the things we do and I can assure you that is not the case. He was invited to take part in the 70s reunion and unfortunately, he could not attend. As you probably know, he’s a coach for the Phillies, which would usually preclude him from doing things in-season but on top of that, he has been out with cancer, too. So, when the Phillies were in town, he was not here with the club.
We’ve certainly had him out here in the past as part of the record-breaking infield and he’ll continue to be invited to all of these sorts of events.
Also, for those who haven’t seen it, Ozomatli recorded a version of Take Me Out to the Ballgame as part of the 100th anniversary celebration of the song. Fans can vote on the best version at ESPN.com’s Baseball Tonight clubouse, so get behind our hometown band and check out their video. It’s pretty cool and they’re all decked out in Dodger gear.
Here’s today’s lineup in Houston…